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Azuh Arinze resigns as Encomium editor.

2011-03-25T05:39:28.125-07:00

Azuh Arinze The editor of Encomium weekly newspaper, Nigeria’s most respected soft sell journal, Mr. Azuh Arinze, has resigned his appointment. The humble and hardworking journalist has communicated its plans to exit the company since Monday, January 3, 2011."There is no form of bitterness whatsoever between us.As a matter of fact, all I have for him is the appreciation and gratitude. I thank him for making me the Love unprecedented and will forever do. "On his next line of action, Azuh who became an editor at 26 and only a few months back has a good public presentation of his book as a young girl, tested and approved Secrets Success Rich and Famous, said that everything was in God's hands now.His resignation, however, took effect Thursday, March 24 to coincide with his 39th birthday. Explaining why he left Ventures Limited praise, publishers of Encomium Weekly, E-lifestyle and Encomium Special, after 15 years of meritorious service, Azuh said it was to meet new challenges. Assuming it was a painful decision for him to take Azuh added that it would be forever grateful to Mr. Kunle Bakare, his mentor, model and patron, to touch and change his life.In an unconnected development, O'Jez Entertainment Forum (OEF) has concluded plans to host Mr. Azuh this Sunday night's edition this month's forum. The evening provided fun, interaction, networking and relaxation, is due to the celebrity haunt out.[...]



Nollywood; The Compelling Story of a No Copyright’s Land

2010-12-27T03:34:49.371-08:00

I saw this online resently and i decide to blog with it. This is what i will call the Nollywood hierarchy, it is what is really happenig here in Lagos. Now the except:Nollywood, Lollywood, Ghallywood. These witty alterations of the obvious “Hollywood” are not merely puns but they actually refer to the movie industries of, respectively, Nigeria, Liberia, and Ghana. Cinema in Africa, although a long-time relationship, has recently known some unexpected development: a movie industry has been born that is made of laymen and women, for the people, and by the people. It sounds like Western political regime, but the system is more about the negation of individual rights for the greater good. Nigeria, the pioneer country, has turned the industry of popular movies into more than a lucrative enterprise. It all began when a Nigerian man, Kenneth Nnebue, bought blank tapes from Taiwan and found these blank tapes not to be commercially valuable unless they had ceased to be blank: true story, the Nigerian hired actors, crew members, and solicited producers just for the sake of selling tapes. It worked. The movie, “Living in Bondage”, is now a classic Nigerian movie. The story of a farmer moving to a big city after he had lost his wife and was haunted by her ghost has given ideas to many more people and has started what Nigerian elites and intellectuals see as “a travesty, a grave crime; imbeciles images [that] should not be shown in this country. They are poisoning our [Nigerian] culture.” These low-costs movies are made mostly for home consumption than for theaters, and DVDs sell for a dollar at the most. The choices of plot, actors, and sceneries are rather innovative, but the most striking element is the genuine lack of copyrights safeguards on each of those works. Nollywood is owned and controlled by traders of the Idumota market, in Lagos, Nigeria. Nollywood in Location.The system works as follows: a trader will sell, on the shelves of his market stable, a plethoric number of Nollywood movies that he has bought from fellow traders. With the benefit made out of these exchanges, a trader will get enough money to finance the production of a movie, and will start recruiting crew members and actors. No need to go very far to find actresses and cameramen, Lagos is known for its workforce in the field. Discs are printed in Lagos too, although in another market called Alaba. Then comes the story’s most interesting chapter, as the “mating season” begins.A Nollywood art piece. Traders have around two weeks to sell their new products, as it takes two weeks for the pirates to copy and distribute the products across the continent. When the mating season is over, films become commodities, as if copyrights had such a short preemption date, admitted and agreed on by all. To summarize, films are made that are not protected, and their producers make a sufficient margin on their creations to believe the work to be worth the immeasurable loss. And producers can raise sufficient funds to finance their projects in selling works from fellow traders that are similarly unprotected. No one cares, and the example is striking, of a system that refutes the concept that copyrights protects artists and creators to allow them sufficient financial support and to free their creation from trivial considerations.In Lagos, money is made out of basic copyrights violation, but the creation seems unstoppable. But the system works, and has many a good effect on the entire continent. True or not, some say weapon dealers are not turning in the traffic of Nollywood movies, and boxes of firearms are said to have been replaced by hoards of DVDs. The Nollywood market is a successful one, and other countries have taken Nigeria’s step. Producers are now induced to choose certain actresses and actors based on the audience they would like to get in a country or another.  As an article in The Economist points out, Nollywood movies are also political and religious media o[...]



Tejubaby Face show: Genevieve Nnaji kinda confirms she's dating D'Banj.

2010-12-27T03:34:49.386-08:00

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Genevieve & D'banj.
What do you like in man, and I mean that in terms of his physique, Tejubaby Face asked the beautiful actress on his show that aired last night.

Genny said she doesn't care what a man looks like, all that matters to her is his heart. "I like a man with a very good heart". she said.

So Tejubabyface brings out a picture of her and D'Banj and asked "Is there any truth in this?"
"He has a very very good heart" Genevieve replied, blushing.
"Alright, there you have it folks, case closed." Teju said

People keep insisting it's a stunt. It's love baby, it's love. Wishing them all the best.(image)



MTV Awards: Stars Shine at Africa Music Awards 2010

2010-12-27T03:34:49.400-08:00

Another year, another award season. 2010 was so full on it seems like 5 minutes since we kicked it in Kenya at the 2nd annual MTV Africa Music Awards show last year. This year like the debut edition the awards will be held in Lagos at the at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on Saturday 11 December 2010.Headliner Rick Ross is an exciting new addition to the MTV Africa Music Awards bill. The rapper together with Kenya’s P-Unit, South Africa’s Jozi and Nigeria’s Wande Coal will join previously announced performers DJ Arafat (Ivory Coast), 2Face (Nigeria), Daddy Owen (Kenya), Banky W (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Teargas (South Africa) and Cabo Snoop (Angola) on stage at the event.Rapper T-pain.Lagos — For an award that can conveniently be described as well beyond expectation, the MTV Africa Music Awards was a truly classy show, which justified all the hype and glamour that paved its way all through the run-up.Despite the award's shaky start, which left many wondering whether the event would be a night of woeful tales, Tuface Idibia, led the Nigerian charge, as Sasha, P Square and Mo Cheddah held on tenaciously to lift the conuntry's flag higher.Peter of P-square.Tuface, with two awards, in the category of Best Male and the coveted Artiste of the Year, while Congolese artist, Fally Ipupa, whose stock on the continent continues to rise with inroads into the mainstream, picked up the Best Video and Best Francophone awards to emerge as the night's joint highest winner with the Nigerian act.The awards, held inside the Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites.It kicked off with a curtain-raising performance by Rick Ross, which got the crowd into the groovy set needed for such a night.That happened after the countdown ran out and there was not a dull moment, as the stage was set with American rap star, Eve, and as if putting the crowd on cue, had said it was time to party as the rap queen once again asked if Lagos was ready.First winner of the night was soon unveiled, as Fally Ipupa soon picked up the gong for Best Video. Following in the same manner was 2face, who clinched Best Male at that point.Rick Rose Having His time.The king of Lagos party, Banky W, also known as Mr. Capable, who took to the stage performing his hit single, 'Lagos Party', which seemed really apt for the occasion. When called up to present the next award of Best Anglophone, Julius Agwu who was described as one of the funniest men in the country, wowed the audience with a joke dwelling on R Kelly, that the R 'n' B king had to conquer his phobia for flying by coming up with the single, 'I Believe I Can Fly' but he soon goofed when he concluded that it was Airtel that first brought R Kelly to the country.Sasha and Eve.Daddy Owen soon emerged the winner of the Anglophone category. He said he is the first Kenyan artiste to be so honoured at MAMA despite the award holding in that country last year.Daddy Owen, a gospel act and kind of cute figure in Kenya, kept thanking Jesus profusely, as some cute ladies, who seemed to have travelled down all the way from other parts of Africa, sprang to their feet and erupted in cheers.Eve, the Host of MAMA 2010.P Unit, soon teamed up in an exhilarating performance with Yetunde Alabi popularly known as Sasha P, now regarded as first lady but Sasha, although doing a rap verse already done in a released song, did not seem to strike the right chord in with the crowd.The Best Lusophone category, picked up by Angola's Cabo Snoop who was also winning the first ever award for his native West African country, was presented by Banky W.Fally IpupaFally Ipupa was soon to come on stage again to pick the award for Best Francophone but the audience became more interested and animated when Eve sought education from Fally concerning the "Sexy Dance thing" as she calls it.As predicted by Saturday Independent last week, Eminem, whose resurgence is going very well, clinched the Best International, beating Drake, Rihanna, and R[...]



Free Downloads.: Get Mode Nine.

2010-12-11T05:07:45.094-08:00

Free Downloads.: Get Mode Nine.: "We have this Nigerian Sansational hip hop star here. Mode 9 You can go here to listen to his song. Mode 9 is Nigeria's hip hop joker."(image)



Nigeria free downloads: D'banj is here.

2010-12-27T03:34:49.413-08:00

Nigeria free downloads: D'banj is here.: "D'banj is here.. Hot D'banj The hot koko master song can be found here, D'banj is Nigeria's music joker. Meet me."(image)



Free 9ja downloads.: .:The Mighty Eldee is here...

2010-12-27T03:34:49.428-08:00

Free 9ja downloads.: .:The Mighty Eldee is here...: "The don Eldee is here:.

Big Boy Eldee.
 I have the big boy song you can click her..."(image)



Falling in love? Not for now – Bib Brother Africa (BBA) Winner, Uti Nwachukwu

2010-12-27T03:34:49.439-08:00

Falling in love? Not for now – BBA Winner, Uti NwachukwuThe winner of  Big Brother All Stars, Uti Nwachukwu returned to the country last week to a grand  reception organised by M-net Nigeria.HVP caught up with him as he recounts  his thrilling experience, while in the house, his aspirations as well as love life.Hear him….Welcome back to the country. How did you feel emerging winner of BBA All Stars reality show?BBA All Stars Winner (middle) UtiFor me, it wasn’t all about the money, but it was about making my country and every other person that supported me proud. I can’t really capture the way I felt in words. I was overjoyed, my head was in the cloud and it was amazing.How would you describe your  experience in the house?It was amazing, I had fun. The experience was memorable.While watching the grand finale, your countenance showed that you were not expecting to win the prize?I’m a positive thinker. In my heart of hearts, I was convinced I was going to win the show.But I expressed shocked that God actually answered my prayer; that God was actually listening to me. I was  wondering what manner of God is this, that proved Himself  faithful.It was a moment of spiritual affinity with my God; that my faith in Him was not in vain after all. That was what you read in my face.Does it mean you were looking forward to bringing the prize money back to Nigeria?Yes, I was determined to win the contest. Of course, everybody thought because Nigeria won the contest last year, the country would not win again in this year’s edition.How come you did not go into a relationship in the house?It was because I’m a disciplined young man. I was there  for a reason and not the contrary.I was in the house to entertain Africans and also to showcase the best side of me to the world, and never to derail. Entering into a relationship would cause me to loose focus and I was not prepared to make that mistake.When you heard of your Dad’s demise, you were in a very low spirit. How  were you able to cope with the sad news given the challenges ahead of you?It was just God that sustained me. Like I said earlier, I put everything in God’s hands. I remembered that it was the last thing I told my Dad, I was going to do before I left for South Africa.That made me to feel stronger and the fact that my Mom was watching me on Dstv, I didn’t want her to feel that while she was mourning back in Nigeria, her son was also mourning in the house. That how she saw cope on screen,  would also help her to cope with the situation too.Who are you going to miss among your fellow housemates?I’m going to miss Sheila, Mwisho,  Hannington, Lerato and Meryl . In fact, I’m going to miss all the housemates. Yes, while in the house, I missed my family and my friends back in Nigeria.And you were in the house in 2008, where you happened to be the third housemate evicted. How did it happen?I have no idea. People said it was because of the glass house incident and many other insinuations But here I am  today. I was never discouraged because I knew I possess some potentials in me.You said, you didn’t go into any relationship while you were in the house, how come you were  emotionally attached to the Kenyan representative Sheila?Sheila  is my good friend, and nothing more than that.Would you agree to the fact that being in the house affected your lifestyle?Yes, it made me a better person. It also helped me to work with people from different cultural backgrounds; it opened my eyes in several ways. I discovered myself and learn to let everything go, while in the show. I put my trust  in God and He proved me right.So, being in the house really affected my life in so many positive ways.Now that the show has  come and gone, what are you planning to do n[...]



PMAN Organizes Concerts For Michael Jackson

2010-11-04T05:36:31.494-07:00

The biggest posthumous celebration of late King of world Pop music, Michael Jackson on African soil is underway as the umbrella body of musicians in Nigeria, the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has concluded plans to hold concerts in various parts of the country in his memory.
In a letter to the US Ambassador in Nigeria signed by the President, Admiral Dele Abiodun, PMAN noted that it has finalized arrangements to honour Michael Jackson with live concerts in three geo-political zones of Nigeria.
According to him, the first of the concerts already billed to come up between Wednesday, August 19 and Saturday, 22, 2009 is to host road shows, dance shows, song contests and live concerts, in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Speaking on why PMAN is organizing the concerts, Abiodun said “it is in honour of his numerous contributions to the development of virile music and ultimately, the entertainment industry in the world and Nigeria in particular”.
According to him, Michael Jackson left an indelible giant footprint on the sands of time and an irrevocable vocal impression on the sound of eternity.
He noted that “his works are felt in every nook and cranny of the world, Nigeria inclusive; and he has a large following in Nigeria, which is why we are planning to gather his fans and lovers of his music across Nigeria, so that we can celebrate him together”.
He said PMAN deliberately zoned the concerts to Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt to allow music lovers from every part of the country have the feel of the celebration, which he promised to be fun filled.
While expressing his condolence to the government and people of the United States over the loss of Michael Jackson whom he described as the Greatest Ambassador of America, Abiodun emphasized that Nigerians and Nigerian musicians would miss the mega star.
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Pop King; Michael Jackson
The PMAN President also commended the US government for its efforts at ensuring that all issues surrounding the estate Michael Jackson left behind are properly settled.  
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P-Square drops yet another new video.

2010-12-27T03:34:49.452-08:00


In related news, Nigeria’s pop award-winning twins, Peter and Paul Okoye have released a new video titled ‘Gimme that’. It was shot in South Africa and directed, as usual, by their brother and manager, Jude Engees Okoye.
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P-square

This becomes the fourth video to be released off their fourth LP titled Danger.
Sources close to the twins have confirmed the production of a Video CD compilation of all four videos: Danger, I love You, E no easy and Gimme that and possibly footage from their recently concluded European tour.

With business discussions as regards marketing and retailing currently on-going, the VCD, we gather, will be released in a couple of weeks.

The twins recently completed and moved into their twin-duplex mansion with a swimming pool and underground studio. They also acquired four brand new luxury cars which set them back by a whooping N65million.

The famous singers, choreographers and Glo ambassadors who’s toured Africa repeatedly, are currently on break, getting ready for their next set of engagements as the year draws to an end.(image)



P-Square drops new video – ‘Gimme that’

2010-11-04T05:23:17.162-07:00


In related news, Nigeria’s pop award-winning twins, Peter and Paul Okoye have released a new video titled ‘Gimme that’. It was shot in South Africa and directed, as usual, by their brother and manager, Jude Engees Okoye.
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P-square


This becomes the fourth video to be released off their fourth LP titled Danger.
Sources close to the twins have confirmed the production of a Video CD compilation of all four videos: Danger, I love You, E no easy and Gimme that and possibly footage from their recently concluded European tour.

With business discussions as regards marketing and retailing currently on-going, the VCD, we gather, will be released in a couple of weeks.

The twins recently completed and moved into their twin-duplex mansion with a swimming pool and underground studio. They also acquired four brand new luxury cars which set them back by a whooping N65million.

The famous singers, choreographers and Glo ambassadors who’s toured Africa repeatedly, are currently on break, getting ready for their next set of engagements as the year draws to an end.(image)



Teco Benson's High Blood Pressure now showing in cinemas

2010-11-04T05:07:48.729-07:00

  Teco Benson's High Blood Pressure now showing in cinemas Teco Benson LOVERS of Nollywood movies can now enjoy another blockbuster movie at cinemas nationwide.The movie entitled High Blood Pressure is the latest work of creative and respected movie director, Teco Benson.Teco Benson and his executive producer/financier, John Okonkwo, owner of Goodlife Production, have sealed plans to storm major cinemas nationwide with the star-studded and suspense-filled political thriller. According to Benson, High Blood Pressure, which was painstakingly shot over a period of six months within the Lagos metropolis, will sensationally begin showing at the cinemas on Friday, March 12, 2010. The movie which stars Nollywood big names such as Kanayo O. Kanayo, Clarion Chukwura, Lilian Bach, Yemi Blaq, Jibola Daboh, Jim Roach and several others will be shown in cinemas nationwide as well as in Kenya and Ghana.Speaking briefly on the synopsis of the flick, which he argued would definitely change the political landscape, especially now that 2011 is fast approaching, Benson said: “High Blood Pressure is a film that truly mirrors the dirty politics, shenanigans, betrayal, greed, blood spilling, cultism and the unholy alliances daily going on among our politicians in their desperate quest for power. I'm appealing to our politicians, especially the power drunk ones to watch this movie and help our nation move ahead after 2011. I won't divulge much, so that the real story will not be given away. Immediately after the premiere, we will begin the nationwide showing, for Nigerians and the world to see the best political story ever told by a Nigerian filmmaker,” he said. High Blood Pressure. Okonkwo hailed the sterling performances of the major characters in the movie, describing them as exceptional role models and interpreters who truly made Nollywood and themselves proud.This is a very hot trailer. What do you think, post your opinion in the comment box below.[...]



Latest Movie: High Blood Pressure By Teco Benson

2010-12-27T03:34:49.509-08:00

  Teco Benson's High Blood Pressure now showing in cinemasTeco BensonLOVERS of Nollywood movies can now enjoy another blockbuster movie at cinemas nationwide.The movie entitled High Blood Pressure is the latest work of creative and respected movie director, Teco Benson.Teco Benson and his executive producer/financier, John Okonkwo, owner of Goodlife Production, have sealed plans to storm major cinemas nationwide with the star-studded and suspense-filled political thriller. According to Benson, High Blood Pressure, which was painstakingly shot over a period of six months within the Lagos metropolis, will sensationally begin showing at the cinemas on Friday, March 12, 2010. The movie which stars Nollywood big names such as Kanayo O. Kanayo, Clarion Chukwura, Lilian Bach, Yemi Blaq, Jibola Daboh, Jim Roach and several others will be shown in cinemas nationwide as well as in Kenya and Ghana.Speaking briefly on the synopsis of the flick, which he argued would definitely change the political landscape, especially now that 2011 is fast approaching, Benson said: “High Blood Pressure is a film that truly mirrors the dirty politics, shenanigans, betrayal, greed, blood spilling, cultism and the unholy alliances daily going on among our politicians in their desperate quest for power. I'm appealing to our politicians, especially the power drunk ones to watch this movie and help our nation move ahead after 2011. I won't divulge much, so that the real story will not be given away. Immediately after the premiere, we will begin the nationwide showing, for Nigerians and the world to see the best political story ever told by a Nigerian filmmaker,” he said.High Blood Pressure. Okonkwo hailed the sterling performances of the major characters in the movie, describing them as exceptional role models and interpreters who truly made Nollywood and themselves proud.This is a very hot trailer. What do you think, post your opinion in the comment box below.[...]



The unbalanced discovery boosts the unseen blast.

2010-12-27T03:34:49.525-08:00

Do not mind this post it is for some other thing. The unbalanced discovery boosts the unseen blast.(image)